Anti-Kavanaugh pro-choice message projected onto front of Supreme Court

Anti-Kavanaugh pro-choice message projected onto front of Supreme Court
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A women's rights group projected a pro-choice message onto the front of the Supreme Court as the first day of nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings drew to a close Tuesday. 

The group, UltraViolet, projected an image of Trump's pick along with the message "Roe V. Wade is more popular than Brett Kavanaugh," referring to the landmark court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

The first day of Kavanaugh's hearing was repeatedly interrupted by protesters, resulting in 20 arrests.


Democrats also frequently interrupted the proceedings.

Democrats repeatedly asked if the hearing could be adjourned until they could review more documents relating to Kavanaugh, after lawyers for former President George W. Bush released 42,000 documents less than a day before the hearing.  

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisParnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE (D-Calif.) was the first to cut off Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTrump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report Senate begins preparations for Trump trial Big Pharma looks to stem losses after trade deal defeat MORE (R-Iowa), arguing that the hearing could not "move forward" until Democrats had gone over the papers. 

Republicans were visibly frustrated with the proceedings.

"I don't know that the committee should have to put up with the type of insolence taking place in this room today," Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchKey Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock Trump awards Medal of Freedom to racing industry icon Roger Penske Trump holds more Medal of Freedom ceremonies than predecessors but awards fewer medals MORE (R-Utah) said as protesters tried to shout him down with cries of, "Hell no, Kavanaugh. Hell no, Kavanaugh."